You may have started your miniature schnauzer search by looking for a “puppy” but someone suggested you check out a “rescue” and so you are here. Welcome!
Why should you adopt an adult dog rather than get a puppy?
Ultimately, you are helping to SAVE A LIFE.
Right now, there are THOUSANDS of homeless dogs in North Carolina shelters, and every puppy bought and sold means there is a family who will not adopt an older dog, and that dog could be euthanized.
Just because they are not “cute puppies” anymore does not make them less desirable as family companions. Puppies grow up, and if you’re lucky, your miniature schnauzer can live to be 15 – 17 years old. Having a dog of any age is a lifetime commitment, but so many people do not think of the training, financial, emotional, and medical responsibilities that go along with having their pet, and then dogs end up in shelters to be euthanized, or else are suffering in silence and dying a slow death, tied up to a stake out back, lacking in medical care, and ignored by their “owners.”
We rescue dogs that need people who WANT them, and want them forever. You should want to have a dog in your life not only so that YOU can benefit from the company and love that a dog gives to you, but so that YOU CAN GIVE love and companionship to a dog that needs you, and help make that dog’s life better.
- Learn the facts about PET OVERPOPULATION – Please don’t “litter” and search to breed your family pet – adopt a dog in need as a companion for your current dog!
- Get the FACTS on Puppymills – Find out why you should never buy from a pet store or “mass” dog breeder. A “puppymill” can be any breeder whose sole purpose is to have as many puppies as possible to make money.
- STOP Supporting Puppymills – Be wary of breeders who always have puppies available for sale – they are the ones who breed their dogs to death all for the sake of making money.
- If you have witnessed a “puppymill” breeder and have facts and information that need to be reported, please view this website – How to stop a Puppymill and follow the directions for reporting it.
- Free to a good home – Just a few reasons why we charge an adoption donation fee.
North Carolina Responsible Animal Owners Association (NCRAOA) http://www.ncraoa.com/shelterpets.html